What is Rhein Klassik
Imagine a chamber music series which not only presents the diversity of the musical community, but brings some of the latest talent together with some of the more established musicians, offering a platform upon which to build a reputation.
That is Rhein Klassik.
The Rhein Klassik Story
It became clear throughout the COVID-19 pandemic more support is needed for the musical community.
We decided to help by organising concerts in Basel and its surrounding areas, with the aim of supporting freelance musicians.
Now we organise concerts for all musicians, helping freelancers and students to establish themselves in the music world.
Showcasing young talent
Who is behind Rhein Klassik?
Christopher Jepson moved to Basel in 2010 to take up the position of 2. Solo cellist of the Sinfonieorchester Basel, and since 2011 is Solo Cello of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival.
He has given masterclasses in conservatories in the UK, Chile and China, and has been invited as Professor at the British Isles Music Festival, where he is still on the board of trustees.
“During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic I was deeply disturbed by the lack of opportunities available for my freelance colleagues, and I quickly decided to organise concerts with their benefit in mind, in the hope of making a difference during this difficult period. My goal is to grow this initiative to become a leading ethical and sustainable classical music concert series, uniting the musical community, whilst bringing the beauty of music to the people.”